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Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself?

Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself? Heidi Melton as Isolde in the new production of Wagner’s classic Catherine Ashmore Next week English National Opera opens a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner’s gigantic, groundbreaking hymn to love and Schopenhauerian philosophy. With designs by the artist…

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Are we going to sit back while Tories tell us low earners are ‘low achievers’ and the UK stands for ‘wealth creation’?

Are we going to sit back while Tories tell us low earners are ‘low achievers’ and the UK stands for ‘wealth creation’? What does our country and our government actually stand for? Reuters Conservative MP Sir Alan Duncan thinks he’s got it all worked out. Politicians shouldn’t have to publish their tax returns, he announced…

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10 best inflight gadgets

10 best inflight gadgets Packing is complicated enough, so sorting out your gadgetry is a good first step. Read on for a comprehensive list so you don’t need to worry you’ve forgotten something. Start with a light, attractive onboard case to keep your valuables safe – the Salsa Air has a special lock with the…

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Gretchen Carlson: Former Fox News host sues network chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment

Gretchen Carlson: Former Fox News host sues network chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment Ms Carlson worked at Fox for 11 years Rex Features One of the most powerful figures in the media and the chairman of Fox News is being sued for alleged sexual harassment by one of his most popular news hosts who…

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The Knitwear Brands You Should Have In Your Wardrobe

The Knitwear Brands You Should Have In Your Wardrobe Like well polished shoes and carefully stowed outerwear, knitwear can be among some of the most loyal pieces in our wardrobe. As we edge into autumn, our attention turns to digging out (and shaving yes you have to do that) old faithfuls, as well as investing…

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Top Gear: Matt LeBlanc left to head up team as BBC confirms ‘no plans’ to replace Chris Evans

Top Gear: Matt LeBlanc left to head up team as BBC confirms ‘no plans’ to replace Chris Evans Chris Evans will not be replaced on Top Gear after quitting as host on Monday. The presenter announced that he will not be returning for a second series of the revamped motoring show despite “giving it his best…

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Idris Elba is making his directorial debut

Idris Elba is making his directorial debut Idris Elba is following in the footsteps of so many of his thespian compatriots, stepping behind the camera for his directorial debut. ScreenDaily reports StudioCanal UK will produce Elba’s Yardie, an adaptation of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel about the rise of a young Jamaican from London’s streets to…

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Two Spanish workers fired after 15 years of absence

Two Spanish workers fired after 15 years of absence Concerns were initially raised after it was found the pair had not worked between 2015 and 2016 Wikimedia Commons/atardecer Two Spanish council workers have been fired after the local town hall discovered they had been absent for up to 15 years. Despite continuing to collect their…

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9 best gifts for teachers

9 best gifts for teachers With the summer holidays on the horizon, the time has come to show your appreciation to all the hard-working teachers who have guided your kids through the school year. But what exactly to get them? To make sure we’re recommending the gifts that teachers actually want, we’ve asked some friends in…

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Lessons learned from Iraq? If at first you don’t succeed, keep bombing

Lessons learned from Iraq? If at first you don’t succeed, keep bombing One way or another, you can’t blame the people who made key decisions on what to do with the Middle East if they allow themselves a little moment to worry that things haven’t gone quite so well as they’d hoped. Luckily, there are…

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